» » »

Toyota Q&A

Ask Your Question

2002 Toyota RAV4 Question: My timing chain broke at 149,000 miles. Is this normal?

 

Question

tinafish, Oxford, MS, December 02, 2013, 10:44
 Rookie

Has there been a recall? Is this normal?

1 Answer
Flag This
  • Answer #1

    Greg's Orange Auto (12184 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386
    globalhelper December 02, 2013, 12:55
     Master

    NOT TO NORMAL BUT CHAINS DO WEAR OUT. DID YOU HEAR A NOISES B4 THIS HAPPENED?

    Flag This
  • Reply

    tinafish, December 02, 2013, 19:13
     Rookie

    We didn't hear any noise, the car bucked a little then the engine just stopped. Unfortunately we were driving on a highway doing about 70 mph. It did not over heat or lose oil pressure. The cam is damaged as well as the head and timing gear. We don't know if the valves are damaged or not but the mechanic thought they probably were. Everything I have read says the chain should last the life of the car. Guess not in my case since the chain killed my car.

    Reply
    Flag This